Drapery Works has provided a simple, comprehensive guide to the easiest and most cost effective methods to employ when you are hoping to redecorate your home or apartment and you are on a budget. It can be expensive to get all new furniture or art works for the walls, but there are a few simpler and cheaper methods that will help to bright up the place and give it a different look and feel. While this list won’t get you the whole way to a new living space, it can help you feel that you have a newer look while also saving on some dollars in the process. When you have the time and the money and the desire, then it never hurts to get a whole new space. But in the meantime, review the list included below from Drapery Works on things you can change cheaply and easily that will help make your space feel a bit newer and more interesting.
One of the quickest changes you can make is with the accents in your home. If you are industrious and have a sewing machine, it can be perfect to just get a few small scraps of fabric at the thrift store or from the scrap pile at the fabric store and quickly recover some of your pillows. The scraps can also be used in a frame or as a blanket on the back of the couch. This will help add instant color, and is quickly changeable, so you can roll with the seasons and the weather outside, or stay right on the cutting edge of the trends in color and patters.
Frames are super simple to purchase used for almost nothing, and you can easily paint them if they aren’t the right color. Put a print ripped from a magazine or one of your cards from a friend that you have saved in a stack in a drawer somewhere. You can frame anything, a unique tea towel, a piece of wrapping paper, a map from a magazine, or even interesting and cute phrases that you have printed out on your printer at home. Add a little pop of color to the walls and the place will feel new instantly.
3. Window coverings
Painting or replacing the window treatments in your house is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. The other suggestions can be done essentially for free, but this is just a low cost and simple solution. Change the colors, the look and feel, and the light that comes into the room, by changing the blinds or the shutters that are on the windows. You could simply take them down to open the window up, or take them down to put on a colored paint and then put them back up. You will be surprised to see how big of an effect different colored shutters will have on your space, it will look like a completely different room, one that you chose and designed for yourself.